Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Bhi ga'n cumhneachadh s gan ionndrain, Na fir ur a dh'fhalbh thar sala'. The song is composed of five lines and has been written in ink.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Chithear fiadh a snamh nan speur, As uisge sleibh a direadh' with an accompanying note which reads 'A girl who hanged herself on being jilted.' The song is composed of eight lines and contains one annotation in a different colour of ink.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Fire faire Chogarnich'. Text has been scored through in ink perhaps to indicate transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song titled 'MacKintosh Lam[e]nt?' [Cumha Mhic An Tòisich or Macintosh's Lament] which reads 'S truagh nach bu leis an t saeoghar mi, Bealach a gharadh'.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse entitled 'Keening' which reads 'Fhir tha thallad fo na bhoid, Mu tha thu beo thigeadh tu'.
Fragment of the song' Ailean Duinn' and accompanying story and biographical note, 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883
Scope and Contents Fragment of the song 'Ailean Duinn' collected from Mor Nic Cuinn [Marion MacQueen], aged 79, Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ail[ein] duinn o hi shiul[ainn] leat, Hi ri ri a bho hi a bho'. The song contains ten lines. The accompanying story explains that Anna nic Dho[mhnuill] ic Iain [Anna Campbell] fell in love with Ailean but the remainder of the text has been deleted and is difficult to make out. Marion stated that her 'great grand father was the last MacCuinn of Oirisey Uist' [Orasaigh,...
Dates: 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883
Scope and Contents Lament beginning 'Hug o Mo Mhollaisa hug o' collected from Mairiread Nic Leoid [Margaret MacLeod], Gearrai, Taighearry [Gearraidh, Tigh a' Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] for a drowned [woman]. One verse has been written transversely on folio 32r. Text has been scored out with a note which reads 'Transcribed into Book III p181 30th Sept[ember] 1875. A.A.C'.
Dates: 24 March 1869 to 30 September 1875